Music Notes: The Priciest Concerts in the Valley

Jason KeilSeptember 7, 2022
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Inflation isn’t just hitting us at the grocery store and gas pump. It’s affecting music lovers, too. According to a January CNBC report, the average price of concert tickets will hit an all-time high this year, and that doesn’t include fees. As we head into the fall concert season, here’s a rundown of the shows most likely to empty your bank account.

September 28
Chase Field
You might want to see this multi-hyphenate artist in the movie Bullet Train instead. Tickets to see Spotify’s most-listened-to artist two years running are close to $1,000.

September 7
Footprint Center
If you want to see one of the bands from this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee class, an Official Platinum seat is nearly $800, with no hope of falling back to “Planet Earth” anytime soon.

October 3
Gila River Arena
The co-founder of Pink Floyd has said his new tour will be one of his last, but if you’re jonesing to see Waters perform The Dark Side of the Moon, it’s going to cost you more than $600 for a VIP ticket.

September 7
Ak-Chin Pavilion
The Red Rocker still can’t drive 55, but with an Official Platinum seat to his latest tour running nearly $350, he won’t have trouble paying for his speeding tickets.


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